Banner Image

Railroad Safety Week:

Rail safety is for everyone: pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists. We all have a role to play in encouraging safe behavior near all trains and tracks.

San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Justin Graham
Date: September 16, 2023 7:25 PM
Case Number: SR23-05750

Novato Street Stabbing Under Investigation

San Rafael, CA – The San Rafael Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened on Novato Street near Kerner Boulevard.  An 18-year-old victim had been stabbed several times and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Just before 5:30 PM, SRPD Dispatchers received 9-1-1 calls about a victim who had been stabbed near an apartment complex in the unit block of Novato Street.

Officers arrived within minutes and found an 18-year-old male victim who had been stabbed multiple times during a physical altercation.  Witnesses reported that two suspects and the victim had been in a fight when the stabbing occurred.

San Rafael Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was being treated for life-threatening injuries.

SRPD Detectives were called to the scene and are actively working on leads to identify the suspects involved.

This incident does not appear to be related to any of the Guatemalan Independence Day celebrations and gatherings later in the day.

SRPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in this case.  If anyone in the community has video and photographs of the incident, please forward them to the San Rafael Police Department.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

# # #

Posted: September 16, 2023 7:23 PDT by Sergeant Justin Graham

Updated: September 16, 2023 7:25 PDT by Justin Graham


SRPD Investigating Solo-Vehicle Double Fatal Car Crash into Canal Waterway

SRPD Responds to Numerous Critical Incidents and Large Gathering Events

Novato Street Stabbing Under Investigation

Safety is Sharing, Safety is Caring: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

One Person Wounded in Early Morning Shooting